IT’S TIME FOR AMERICA TO CATCH UP AND WIN

We are at a critical stage in the history of the United States. Our education system is failing. Our students – particularly minority students – are not pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We are losing the race in the global marketplace. Here to answer the call is URBAN YOUTH. Our STEM-based curriculum programs give urban students access to high-quality education and to the opportunities that achieving in these areas will afford.

URBAN YOUTH was born out of the highly successful Urban Youth Racing School, established in Philadelphia in 1998 by Anthony Martin. With a 15-year track record of success behind us, as well as national recognition, we look forward to reversing the plight of urban youth in this country by creating opportunities, igniting careers and transforming lives. With plans to expand to five cities in the coming years, we see an exciting road ahead. Welcome aboard!

Mission

The mission of UYSA Center of Excellence is to provide urban youth with exposure to an educational initiative that will engage them in STEM in a more holistic way by teaching them how to think critically and independently through preparing them to embrace the depths of all academic subjects for obtaining the skills necessary for successful STEM careers. This is achieved through:

  • Developing student interest in STEM through experiential learning
  • Introducing urban youth to STEM that pipelines them into college programs towards STEM degrees
  • Supporting and increasing K-12 improvements in urban centers for science and mathematics through industry partnerships
  • Providing support services to local school students for applied science and mathematics instruction
  • Serving as a Center of Excellence for STEM education

Vision

The vision of the Urban Youth is built on the findings from, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” and the fifteen year history at UYRS of delivering STEM initiatives in the urban community. UY’s its state-of-the-art Center of Excellence facilities will have the following objectives:

  • Support the development of student interest in STEM through experiential learning at its sites
  • Introduce minority students to STEM that pipelines them into college programs for STEM degrees
  • Support and increase K-12 improvements in urban centers for science and mathematics through industry partnerships
  • Provide support services to local school students for science and mathematics instruction
  • Be a Center of Excellence for STEM education